Events

What Are The California Spring Trials?

By | 2018-04-11T01:24:50+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

  For many gardeners, the new plants that we stumble upon each year at our nurseries, feed stores and big boxes are happy accidents.  We are attracted by color, texture, shape, vigor and a host of other characteristics that encourage us to take it off of the rack and place it in our cart, and..well…why [...]

10 Reasons to See The Philadelphia Flower Show

By | 2018-03-23T14:40:18+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

It’s Flower Show week in Philly, and refreshed by the excitement of our electricity being restored after four days and the roof tarped against further storms, yesterday I decided to stop moping around in fourteen layers of fleece, shower off the pervading smell of wood smoke and un-cancel somewhat cancelled plans to grab a friend [...]

The 2017 PHS Flower Show – “Holland” is So Much More Than Bulbs

By | 2018-02-20T20:40:50+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

Choosing a theme like “Holland: Flowering the World” gives the Philadelphia Flower Show a great opportunity to surprise and delight the public.  After all, attendees already think they know what they’ll see when they walk through that bank of doors and onto the show floor of the Convention Center:     Bulbs, and lots of [...]

SURREYBROOKE’S MUSIC IN THE GARDEN – JUNE 18TH

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:05+00:00 May 25th, 2016|

Truly one of the highlights of my summer season, Surreybrooke’s Music in the Garden Twilight Walk, is on the calendar even before May is here.  This ticketed (always sold out), event combines gardens, friends, music and picnics-at-dusk to create a one-of-a-kind experience that attracts people to Middletown, MD from all over the DC Metro area. [...]

SHEPHERDSTOWN’S BACK ALLEY GARDEN TOUR MAY 21-22

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:06+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

I realize that I'm giving you a lot to choose from on the weekend of May 21st, but luckily you don't need to choose.  Garden tours in Frederick, MD and Shepherdstown, WV run on both Saturday AND Sunday! You've already heard a bit of news about Frederick's tour, but if you've never made the gorgeous [...]

BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES: FREDERICK’S GARDENS MAY 21&22

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:07+00:00 April 18th, 2016|

It's garden tour time folks, and for those in Central Maryland or Northern Virginia, this one is right in our backyard. For over twenty years, the Frederick, Maryland Beyond the Garden Gates tour has attracted gardeners and non-gardeners alike to a terrific line-up of public and private gardens.  I'll attend many private tours over the [...]

HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK IN VIRGINIA IS HERE! APRIL 23-30

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:07+00:00 April 14th, 2016|

If you can't be in England now that April's here - don't despair. We've got some stunning gardens on this side of the pond and now, from April 23-30, The Garden Clubs of Virginia step up and highlight 250 of them during Historic Garden Week.  Since 1927, this event has been the highlight of spring [...]

This isn’t your grandmother’s Show: Philly rocks it with “Explore America”

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:08+00:00 March 4th, 2016|

I cannot say I was optimistic this morning, heading north and wondering how on Earth the Philadelphia Horticultural Society was going to pull off a show dedicated to the immense grandeur of America's National Parks. They did more than pull it off.  Spring is on display in Philadelphia. And boy is it on display.  As [...]